How Appealing

Thursday, March 19, 2009

“Irony Board: How many ways can Senate Republicans show intellectual hypocrisy?” Online at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick has a jurisprudence essay that begins, “Let’s stipulate: You hate our nominees, and we hate yours. Our nominees are all godless baby killers and terrorist lovers. Yours are all God-crazed rights suppressors and misogynists. Fine. But isn’t it also the case that when you reverse, rewrite, or undermine every rule and standard you’ve ever laid out for measuring the fitness of a presidential nominee, you become ridiculous–period?”

Posted at 7:55 PM by Howard Bashman

“Perdue joins Texas in voting rights case”: Today’s edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has an article that begins, “Gov. Sonny Perdue has joined a Texas case headed for the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that Barack Obama’s electoral performance in Georgia is proof that the state no longer needs the federal scrutiny required by the Voting Rights Act.”

Posted at 7:48 PM by Howard Bashman

“Court blocks rule allowing guns in national parks”: The Associated Press has a report that begins, “A federal judge has blocked a federal rule allowing people to carry concealed, loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges. A decision issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly overturns a rule issued in the waning days of the Bush administration.”

You can access at this link today’s ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Posted at 6:21 PM by Howard Bashman

“Lawyer on the Pre-emption Frontlines: Frederick Won Two Supreme Court Cases That May Shape Perception of Court’s 2008 Term.” Lawrence Hurley has this front page article today in The Daily Journal of California.

Posted at 6:00 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ex-senator’s role cited as court orders new trial in ShopRite fall case; Appeals court says bad rulings, Sen. Martin’s influence as jury foreman, require retrial”: The Daily Record of Parsippany, New Jersey has a news update that begins, “Citing multiple bad trial rulings and the improper influence that former state Sen. Robert Martin may have had as jury foreman, a state appeals court panel today ordered a new trial for a woman who was awarded $876,000 for a fall at the Wharton ShopRite in 2002.”

And the “Legal Profession Blog” has a post titled “Lawyer-Juror’s Article Leads To Reversal Of Judgment.”

You can access today’s ruling of the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division at this link.

Posted at 3:35 PM by Howard Bashman

“Ultrasound requirement revived; A House panel voted to require that women get ultrasounds before abortions”: This article appears today in The Miami Herald.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports today that “New abortion rule gains ground in Tallahassee.”

The Tampa Tribune reports that “Bill On Abortion Ultrasound Requirement Is Back.”

The Palm Beach Post reports that “Proposal would require viewing of ultrasound before abortion.”

And elsewhere, The Indianapolis Star contains an article headlined “Bill would restrict abortion doctors” that begins, “Indiana women could have fewer options to obtain abortions under legislation that would require doctors who perform the procedure to have admitting privileges at a hospital.”

Posted at 7:44 AM by Howard Bashman